From James McHenry, 8 August 1799
War department 8. August 1799
It was suggested for your consideration in my letter of the 12 of July, a Copy of which is inclosed to transfer certain troops at Fort McHenry from the Infantry to the Artillery, which I understood was desired. As Cloathing is wanted and cannot be forwarded until it is known whether this transfer is to take place I wish to be informed of the orders you may have given—
With great respect I have the honor to be Sir Your obedient servant
(LS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).